चौक थाना, पटना सिटी के सिपाही मिथुन कुमार द्वारा विकलांग अधिकार मंच, बिहार के एक साथी दिव्यांग युवक को पीटने पर विकलांग अधिकार मंच ने थाना में किया विरोध

Viklang Adhikar Manch (DPO) protest regarding violence against a person with disability in Bihar पटना सिटी के मंच के सक्रिय सदस्य दिव्यांग राजन कुमार को चौक थाना, पटना सिटी में पदस्थापित सिपाही मुथुन कुमार ने जांच के नाम पर दाहिने कान पर जोड़दार थप्पड़ मार दिया।राजन मंगलवार को जब घर से खान सर के कोचिंग हेतु पढ़ने जा रहा था तब रास्ते मे मारूफगंज के … Continue reading चौक थाना, पटना सिटी के सिपाही मिथुन कुमार द्वारा विकलांग अधिकार मंच, बिहार के एक साथी दिव्यांग युवक को पीटने पर विकलांग अधिकार मंच ने थाना में किया विरोध

Chantal  Kanyabutembo (Rwanda): My courage brought me to a point where I founded GECO Rwanda!

My name’s Chantal  Kanyabutembo SG of the EAA, and co-founder of Geco Rwanda, a middle-aged women victim of epilepsy(16 years) since the age of 11 up to 26 years! We do celebrate the stripes week to commemorate ourselves as warriors of our Families and global ambassadors! This disease affected my life when I started secondary school. Most of my friends may not understand why I … Continue reading Chantal  Kanyabutembo (Rwanda): My courage brought me to a point where I founded GECO Rwanda!

MY JOURNEY WITH EPILEPSY by Vallent Rachel, Founder and Executive Director of Geno Epilepsy Center, Kenya

In 1990 on 23rd of January, a beautiful baby girl was born in Mission Hospital in Migori District (now Migori County). As usual the parents and relatives were very happy and grateful to God, but the mum’s joy exceeded all this. The baby grew up to be a very jovial and healthy girl until the age of one and half years when something strange started happening … Continue reading MY JOURNEY WITH EPILEPSY by Vallent Rachel, Founder and Executive Director of Geno Epilepsy Center, Kenya

Ojijo Mbai Odhiambo’s Epilepsy Journey

Hello , I’m Ojijo Mbai Odhiambo from Kenya.I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 6months old due to loss of oxygen during birth. It has been a tough journey until now; I’m 25years old. I had frequent seizures when i was young and didn’t know what they were. Thanks to my parents for their support for where I am today. I could have frequent … Continue reading Ojijo Mbai Odhiambo’s Epilepsy Journey

I started experiencing seizures when i was 8 years old!

My name is Aubrey Chiumia, i am 35 years old, i was born in a family of 3 of which i am second born, i was born and raised in Malawi. I am an epilepsy warrior, i started experiencing seizures at the age of 8, then i was hospitalized at St Johns Mission hospital for two weeks with Malaria after i had my first seizure, by … Continue reading I started experiencing seizures when i was 8 years old!

Stripes Week/Africa Epilepsy Week

For the first time ever, organizations in the African continent are going to commemorate Stripes Week/Africa Epilepsy Week in September from the 20th-24th. Stripes Week is an initiative that has been launched by Epilepsy Alliance Africa with the aim of raising Epilepsy Awareness. This years theme is Together we will Defeat Epilepsy! During Stripes Week people all over Africa and beyond are encouraged to spread … Continue reading Stripes Week/Africa Epilepsy Week

Golden Temple, Amritsar: Positive Experience towards Accessible Tourism

As I informed earlier, among us are 8 Wheelchair users, and one person with visual impairment and rest of us are persons with orthopedic impairments, using crutches etc. 4 persons with disabilities had joined us from Maharashtra among whom are three with orthopedic impairments and one with visual impairment. After reaching few of the volunteers who are travelling with us first left the to make … Continue reading Golden Temple, Amritsar: Positive Experience towards Accessible Tourism

Day 2: Amritsar Railway Station

Our train Akal Takht Express reached Amritsar at around 6 pm in the evening of 30th August, 2018. We all came out of the railway station, and took several autos to reach Golden Temple where we also planned to stay in guest house within the premise. Access Check: Amritsar railway station had lift as well as ramp along with tactile markings on pathways. Overall the … Continue reading Day 2: Amritsar Railway Station

Day 1: The Journey Begins

Today, 29th August we began our first leg of journey towards our ambitious attempt to pursue fun filled and leisurely travel with a purpose to create awareness among few tourism authorities on the way. Group photo of VAM accessible tourism team before boarding train The regional media also turned up to encourage and support the manch activists. Continue reading Day 1: The Journey Begins